Searching “contemporary female Nigerian poets” on Google, the names that pop up on Wikipedia include: Hafsat Abdulwaheed, Catherine Obianuju Acholonu, Yemi Adesanya, Toyin Adewale-Gabriel, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nana Asmaʼu, Ayo Ayoola-Amale, Edoheart,…Lola Shoneyin, Titilope Sonuga, Wana Udobang, Ijeoma Umebinyuo, and Jumoke Verissimo. All wholesome names with outstanding oeuvres, not enough, however are listed. This is what happens when we refuse to do the cataloging ourselves, when we refuse to archive. The world simply handpicks, skims the surface of our brilliance. Hence, the reason for this list—which also isn’t an exhaustive list. Please continually create other lists with new names!

Punocracy has held the prize-giving ceremony for its maiden Prize for Satire writing competition and also announced November 9 as the World Day of Satire. The winners of the inaugural prize are Jesuferanmi Igbinigie, who won the grand prize, Winlade Israel, and Funmilayo Obasa.

Poets in Nigeria (PIN) is pleased to announce the top 100 poems for the fourth edition of the Nigerian Students Poetry Prize (NSPP) which opened for submissions on 15th January, 2019. THE WIDOW THAT SUFFERS FOR HER INNOCENCE | Oluwafunmilayo Obasa (University of Ilorin)


I can’t say for sure. I think it goes both ways. Sometimes my poetry influences my photography. It urges me to find ways to make my photos elusive. Other times, it is photography that influences my poetry. I have come to like photographers who take simple, yet complex and piercing images without…